Child Custody & Support

Child Custody And Support

Family law issues are always more sensitive when children are involved. If you are engaged in a child custody or support matter in New Jersey, it is important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side.

I am Steven A. Garner, Attorney At Law, a child custody and support lawyer in Somerset, serving clients in Middlesex, Somerset and Monmouth counties and throughout surrounding areas. With more than a decade of legal experience, I am prepared to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your child(ren).

Child Custody

The courts generally favor joint custody, as it allows both parents to maintain a meaningful relationship with the child. For sole custody to be an option, typically some form of abuse or neglect must be present.

I can represent you in complex child custody matters such as relocations and child custody modifications. I understand the importance of preserving the parent-child relationship in the wake of a divorce or when unmarried parents split up.

Child Support

After a divorce or separation, both parents are responsible for meeting the needs of the child. In many cases, it is appropriate for one parent to provide child support payments to the other.

In New Jersey, child support is calculated using a set of guidelines that take into account factors such as the income of each parent and the needs of the children.

I can represent you in establishing child support orders as well as modifying orders if circumstances warrant.

Contact An Experienced Family Law Attorney

If you are struggling with a difficult child custody or support issue in New Jersey, I am here to help. Contact my law office today online or by telephone at 732-410-7623 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced family lawyer.